here's the standard-bearer of what america really should be doing, producing great product to sell to the rest of the world, and domestically, and now at the peak of america's financial problems, the top guy has to step down. what kind of impact do you think it will have on the markets, on the global economy? you know, what kind of importance will they put to this? >> less than you'd think, piers. look, tomorrow is going to be a rough day in the market for apple stock, without question. but apple is going to be fine, at least in the short term. and it's going to continue to make these products, it's going to continue to grow and expand. it's not like he's disappearing and it's not like the company is going to stop doing well in the short term. you know, hopefully, hopefully in the long term, the u.s. economy will recover and apple will continue to innovate. you know, you can't really think beyond that, because there's so many unknowns, both about the american economy and about the capabilities, the innovative capabilities of the people who work for steve jobs.